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What is the resolution to this story?

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adk777 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 17, 2007 at 12:09 AM via web

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What is the resolution to this story?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 17, 2007 at 12:52 AM (Answer #1)

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After the men decided to swim for shore, a man strips down and swims out to help them. The three men remaining are saved, and people give them food and help them get warm.

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lewismct | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 20, 2008 at 12:46 AM (Answer #2)

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The correspondent swims to water up to his waist.  The naked man on the beach drags the cook ashore "and then waded toward the captain, but the captain waved him away, and sent him to the correspondent".  Although the man was naked, he appeared to have a halo "about his head, and he shone like a saint."  He was not able to save all the men, "In the shallows, face downward, lay the oiler. His forehead touched sand that was periodically, between each wave, clear of the sea."

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